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Das Boot Reboot

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General 21 Mar '19 06:04
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    Film: Das Boot
    Verdict: Classic, brilliant etc.
    Very Bad Idea: Make it into a TV series.
    Reality: the TV series version is excellent.
    Caveat Emptor: it's got subtitles [dialogue is in German, French, English]
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    @fmf said
    Film: Das Boot
    Verdict: Classic, brilliant etc.
    Very Bad Idea: Make it into a TV series.
    Reality: the TV series version is excellent.
    Caveat Emptor: it's got subtitles [dialogue is in German, French, English]
    Good News (and I like original language, I will see if I can understand all (which I probably can't - subtitles are really helpful sometimes) 😉
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    @fmf said
    Film: Das Boot
    Verdict: Classic, brilliant etc.
    Very Bad Idea: Make it into a TV series.
    Reality: the TV series version is excellent.
    Caveat Emptor: it's got subtitles [dialogue is in German, French, English]
    Yes brilliant! I watched the TV series years ago then we got the DVD. I didn’t mind the subtitles though my ex is fluent in German.
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    @drewnogal said
    Yes brilliant! I watched the TV series years ago then we got the DVD. I didn’t mind the subtitles though my ex is fluent in German.
    Ooh er...

    Film, 1981, almost 5 hours long.

    TV series, 2018, 8x one hour parts.
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    @FMF

    The old series was in b&w which adds to the drama.
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    @drewnogal said
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    The old series was in b&w which adds to the drama.
    Was that the version with Herbert Gronemeyer in one of the roles?
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    @moonbus said
    Was that the version with Herbert Gronemeyer in one of the roles?
    It is, the 2004 version with subtitles. Funny that I should have thought it was in black & white? It always was in colour but it is pretty dark in a submarine 😏
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    @drewnogal said
    It is, the 2004 version with subtitles. Funny that I should have thought it was in black & white? It always was in colour but it is pretty dark in a submarine 😏
    sorry Drew not my cup of tea.
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    @badradger said
    sorry Drew not my cup of tea.
    Not sure why but I go for things in which people are faced with misery, stress and suffering.

    The german word ‘schadenfreude’ certainly fits with me. 🙁
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    @drewnogal said
    Not sure why but I go for things in which people are faced with misery, stress and suffering.

    The german word ‘schadenfreude’ certainly fits with me. 🙁
    Well everyone has their own 'cup of tea' so to speak. 😉

    -VR
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    @drewnogal said
    Not sure why but I go for things in which people are faced with misery, stress and suffering.

    The german word ‘schadenfreude’ certainly fits with me. 🙁
    At what Point was there reason for Schadenfreude?

    When they were sunk and came back to the surface? (Schadenfreude on the British) When they lost their submarine in the Harbour?
    When the machinist lost it...or when he came to the Captain to apologize?
    When the submarines nearly hit each other in the midst of the Atlantic?
    When they torpedoed the British ship and realized there had been People still on it?
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    @ponderable said
    At what Point was there reason for Schadenfreude?

    When they were sunk and came back to the surface? (Schadenfreude on the British) When they lost their submarine in the Harbour?
    When the machinist lost it...or when he came to the Captain to apologize?
    When the submarines nearly hit each other in the midst of the Atlantic?
    When they torpedoed the British ship and realized there had been People still on it?
    I was just having a joke about my choice of films in general. 🙂

    Having got to know the characters in this film I felt sadness for both sides. The final scene, after they had survived such a terrible ordeal, was tragic. I don’t remember most of the details you give. Will need to watch it again I think.
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    @drewnogal said
    It is, the 2004 version with subtitles. Funny that I should have thought it was in black & white? It always was in colour but it is pretty dark in a submarine 😏
    It was years ago that I saw it; I remember it as being very moody and claustrophobic. I don't think schadenfreude is what you mean though. Schadenfreude means taking pleasure in others' misfortunes, and that is not what the film is about. It's more about the struggles, especially the psychological struggles, of men in combat, their sense of duty and honour and desperation in a terrifying and hopeless situation.
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    @moonbus
    I agree, it’s a very good film.
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    @drewnogal said
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    I agree, it’s a very good film.
    It's a good film - shown here in a TV-series - but sad and terrifying, just darkness all around.
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